cue the lightning bolts

the only question that matters: is it true?

Iran has signed the NPT. As a signatory to the NPT, Iran may rightfully, legally, use nuclear technology for peaceful energy purposes. Iran has submitted to and passed repeated IAEA inspections. The US intelligence community (NIE) does not consider Iran a nuclear threat. Israel refuses to sign the NPT. Israel has an estimated several hundred undeclared nuclear weapons. Russia and China have warned that an attack on Iran will have global consequences. That's the situation in a nutshell. Where to next, people? Where to?

Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth? - Galatians 4:16


mysterious deaths and disappearances

1. five die in private jet crash near Minsk

MOSCOW, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed in the crash of a Russian business plane near Minsk, the Belarusian capital, on Monday night, Itar-Tass news agency reported. Three crew members and two passengers were on board the plane when it crashed near the Minsk international airport, a Belarusian emergency services official was quoted by Itar-Tass as saying.

The business jet took off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport, and crashed following a failed attempt to make emergency landing, the official said. The wreckage of the plane was found 4 km from the runway.

According to the jet's operator, the S-Air Company, there should have been six people aboard the plane, but the sixth person did not board. The Moscow-based S-Air is a small private company which provides charter services to top-level executives and government officials.

2. Air France crash investigators to issue new report

PARIS — French accident investigators will publish a second interim report in December on the crash of Air France Flight 447 from Brazil to France, a spokeswoman for the investigators said Monday.

The report will contain investigators’ findings on weather conditions, the flight’s automatic maintenance messages and an analysis of "incoherent speed readings" from other flights, said Martine Del Bono, a spokeswoman for France’s accident investigation agency BEA.

The BEA released its first set of preliminary findings in July, saying the accident represents one of history’s most challenging plane crash investigations. The probe, which has operated without access to the plane’s flight data and voice recorders, appears so far to have unveiled little about what really caused the accident.

read more @ boston herald

3. CIA link revealed in Castro family revelations

The sister of Fidel and Raul Castro, has admitted to collaborating with the US Central Intelligence Agency. Juanita Castro, speaking on the Spanish-language television channel Univision-Noticias in Florida, said her brother Fidel, the then president of Cuba, had been aware of her involvement.

Ms Castro,76, said she had been approached by the CIA in the early 1960s after settling in Mexico. She was later accepted for residence by the US government.

read more @ brazilnews

4. Alexander Wien's trial begins in Germany - his identity continues to be protected - who is this murderous prick?

The state prosecutor said yesterday that Wiens “intended to kill” in an attack “motivated by pure hatred of Muslims”. Wiens (28) was brought to court in an armoured vehicle, wearing a hooded top, with a black scarf and sunglasses obscuring his face.

He was fined €50 for failing to remove the glasses and sat motionless behind reinforced glass.

read more @ irish times


and from Bild, a German source - somehow the innocent Muslim woman being murdered becomes twisted into Islamophobia! GO FIGURE. - ed.


Rolf Tophoven (71), director of the Terror Research Institute in Essen, explained the explosiveness of the situation: “At this trial there is a danger that, whatever may happen according to the law, militant Islamists will use it as an instrument to agitate against Germany.”

In addition, there is the danger of an assassination attempt on the killer. Never has security been so high at a trial in Saxony. A bullet-proof glass wall 2.5 meters tall has been placed between the 44 people in the gallery and those involved in the trial.

Frosted windows have been put in place and 220 police officers are guarding to building, where no other trials are being held. Two security checks, metal detectors, and control zones have all been put in place.

A verdict is expected on November 11.

5. pool death sets back fight for Madoff compensation

The fight to compensate victims of Bernard Madoff's $65bn (£40bn) Ponzi scheme has been thrown into uncertainty following the death of the biggest beneficiary of the fraud.

Jeffry Picower was found at the bottom of his swimming pool on Sunday. A Florida coroner ruled last night that the billionaire philanthropist died of natural causes following a heart attack, ending any suspicions of foul play. [ha ha hah ahhahahhah - ed.]

The 67-year old Picower was worth around $1bn, making him one of the 400 richest people in America, and had invested with Madoff for more than 30 years.

read more @ guardian

6. Somali pirates claimed to have seized British couple's yacht

Rescuers were today searching for a British couple feared to have been kidnapped by pirates off the east coast of Africa. Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania, have not been heard from since Friday when the emergency beacon on their yacht, the Lynn Rival, was activated.

The British maritime and coastguard agency confirmed the beacon had been activated at 11pm on 23 October. Officials said the Seychelles authorities were carrying out a search-and-rescue operation in the area where the boat was last known to have been. It is understood that pirate activity was reported in the region earlier that day.

read more @ guardian

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